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Rat Inn-Festation of The Black Bull, Rothwell

Rat Inn-Festation is coming to the Black Bull in Rothwell: Friday 27th - Sunday 29th October  You're never more than 6 feet from a rat, find yours at the bar...

Spreading The Love of Beer with our September Beer Festival

For most people the festival season is seen as June to August; the summer months, or so we call them. You know the scene; endless sunny days, drinking, dancing, eating and sometimes sleeping outdoors, enjoying a sunset as the band plays on, etc etc. But at Ossett Brewery we like to be a bit different, and September is when it all kicks off for us.   The great benefit of beer festivals is that you don’t necessarily need the weather; just the people and the beer. Except that September usually provides pretty decent weather anyway, but let’s keep .. Read more

Rat Inn-Festation Of The Cross Keys, Knaresborough

Don't call the exterminator... it's a Rat Brewery takeover! The Cross Keys will be home to over 15 different Rat cask beers from Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th July, not forgetting a selection of Real Cider & entertainment throughout the weekend. Thursday: Meet the Brewer from 7PM | Beer themed quiz from 9PM Saturday: Live music from Dave Dunne Burch from 9PM Sunday: Acoustic session with Micky Johnson from 4PM  

The Great Gnawthern Beer Festival

It's coming up to that time of year again, The Rat & Ratchet are bringing back their fantastic Beer Festival once more, 30 beers from the north, 10 refreshing ciders, pub quiz and a weekend full of music. Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st May, don't miss out!!

The Grapes of Rat

Kick off this festive season by joining us at The Rat and Ratchet on Thursday 1st December 2016 at 8pm, for the Grand Launch of our Cabernet Sauvignon barrel-aged barley wine. Experience the opportunity to sample the wine and beers, meet the brewers, purchase bottles and other Rat merchandise and not forgetting the chance to win some great prizes in our charity raffle. It's going to be a RATastic night!

Rat Inn-festation at The Rat & Ratchet

You are never more than 6feet away from a rat...

Rat and Ratchet awarded Yorkshire Cider Pub of The Year 2016

The iconic and awarding winning community pub, The Rat and Ratchet in Huddersfield gets another award under its belt. Serving the best range of cider in the area, The Rat and Ratchet scoops the award for Yorkshire Cider Pub of The Year 2016 from Huddersfield CAMRA (second year in a row!) Congratulations to Manager, Davy Kelly and all the team at The Rat.

Brew Your Own Rat Beer!

Make a pit stop at Candlebar to be in with a chance to win your very own rat brew day! Details below...

RAT INFEST @ FOX INN

The next RAT Inn-Festation will be at The Fox Inn, York starting on Wednesday 10th February until the beer runs out! ‘Meet the Brewer’, Robin Moss, on Wednesday evening from 7pm for only £7 a ticket which includes a free RAT Glass and 7 x 1/3 pint samples   Live music on Sunday 14th February from 8pm with pianist Ali Lawrence featuring guest singers for a ‘Rat Pack’ set.

RAT INFEST @ STALYBRIDGE STATION BUFFET BAR

The latest RAT Inn-Festation is at The Stalybridge Buffet Bar and starts on Thursday 28th January until the beer runs out! ‘Meet the Brewer’, Robin Moss, on Thursday evening from 7pm for only £6 a ticket which includes a free RAT Glass and 6 x 1/3 pint samples On the bar will be 8 different Rat cask ales and 1 keg. Look out for CollaboRATion #10 Rat a Tat Tat – brewed with Stalybridge Buffet Bar and hopped with Citra!     

Huddersfield Oktoberfest 2015

We are very happy to announce that once again our beers picked up a number of awards at the Hudderfield Camra Oktoberfest. The awards were voted for by the public out of 100+ beers: GOLD award in MILD category: Riverhead Brewery – Damson Mild SILVER award in STOUT/PORTER category: Fernandes – Black Voodoo GOLD award in STRONG BITTER category: Rat Brewery - Number of the Rat   Congratulations to our Brewers; Lisa, Steve & Robin!

Rat Brewery ‘Inn-festation’ & Open Day

The next Rat Brewery ‘Inn-festation’ will coincide with a Rat Brewery open day. The weekend of 18-20th September will feature 15 Rat cask beers including several new beers in addition to old favourites. The Thursday night highlight will be a ‘Meet the Brewer’ and tutored tasting with Rat Brewer, Robin Moss. Saturday will see the open day and public brew day. The full on rodent themed weekend will also feature a #RatCrafted keg bar, Rat Brewery bottle and Merchandise stall with a street food stall on the Saturday and vinyl disco on the Saturday night. If you’re a Rat fan you.. Read more

‘RATSPUTIN’ KING OF THE KEGS

Our recently launched range of #RatCrafted keg beers caused quite a stir at the SIBA North Keg Beer Competition held at the Canal House, Nottingham on 23rd July. We’re chuffed that our characteristically hazy German style Wheat Beer ‘Rattus Rattus’ won the bronze medal in the Speciality Beer category and even more chuffed that our fantastically named 7.4% Russian Imperial Stout ‘Ratsputin’ won the gold medal in the Premium Strong Beer Category, beating Elland’s 1872 Porter into second place. The winners of the eight category’s were then reassessed to.. Read more

Rat Against The Machine wins again!

Rat Against The Machine has again been recognised, this time by the prestigious International Brewing Awards! RATM keg won Bronze in the strong ale category. On Wednesday 29th April our Head Rodent, Paul Spencer and Rat Brewer, Robin Moss headed down to London to collect their well deserved medal. Congratulations Rat Brewery!  â€‹  â€‹

Rat & Ratchet named the Best Cask Beer Pub in the UK at the Great British Pub Awards 2014

After the outstanding success of The Rat & Ratchet been named the Best Cask Beer Pub in the UK at the Great British Pub Awards 2014, Ossett Brewery held a celebratory event to mark this honour on Sunday 16th November 2014.  Richard Prest and Lisa Dunbar, Managers of the Rat, dressed themselves up for a glamourous night at The British Pub Awards, at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane. Richard and Lisa were joined by a wide variety of other publicans from across the country, with a total of 17 awards been announced at the ceremony. The Rat & Ratchet beers all have humorous and creative ale t.. Read more

Sheffield CAMRA 40th Steel Beer Festival

Our micro-breweries picked up a couple of awards at the Steel City beer festival at Kelham Island:   GOLD award in BITTER category: Fernandes Brewery – Half Nelson GOLD award in BEST BITTER category: Rat Brewery – Ratweiller   Half Nelson also won SILVER and Ratweiller bronze in the OVERALL BEER of the FESTIVAL competition. Our congratulations to all the brewers involved.  

Huddersfield Oktoberfest Triumphs

We’re really chuffed our beers picked up a number of awards at the Hudderfield Camra Oktoberfest. The awards were voted for by the public out of 100+ beers: GOLD award in BITTER category: Riverhead Brewery – American IPA GOLD award in STOUT/PORTER category: Rat Brewery – Ratsputin (Russian Imperial Stout) GOLD award in SPECIALITY BEER category: Riverhead Brewery – Marzden (Bavarian Smoked Wheat Beer) BRONZE award in SPECIALITY BEER category: Fernandes – Czech Mate (German style Pilsner) The Rat Brewery 'Ratsputin' was matured in and served from a.. Read more

Great British Pub Awards

Having won the regional heat of the Great British Pub Awards our pub the Rat & Ratchet went through to the National Final in the Best Cask Beer Pub category. Rat & Ratchet Manager Richard Prest had entered the pub into the competition and went to London to attend the finals at The Park Lane Hilton. Richard and partner Lisa Dunbar were ecstatic to collect the overall award for Best Cask Beer Pub in the UK. A well deserved award for the Rat, for Richard and his team and also for Huddersfield - a contender for best cask beer town in Britain?

Rat in a Bottle

We have bowed to customer demand and bottled a small batch of our flagship IPA in 330ml bottles. Rat Against The Machine is an intensely hopped American style IPA that is bottled conditioned. A powerful 7% pale and bitter beer with massive citrus hop aroma derived from US Chinook & Citra hops. We’re really happy with the powerful and complex taste and we’d love to know what you think. The bottles are available from the Brewery Shop, the Rat & Ratchet pub in Huddersfield and many specialist beer retailers.

Rat Infestation At The Crown Posada, Newcastle

RAT INFESTATION AT THE CROWN POSADA, NEWCASTLE - FRI-SUN 1ST-3RD AUG Head Brewer Paul Spencer & Rat Brewer, Robin Moss, will bring a bit of Yorkshire to Tyneside on Yorkshire Day as they host a meet the brewer on Friday Night. The weekend will feature 10 Rat brews including a specially brewed American IPA 'Coffin Rat'.

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